Current Volunteer Opportunities

If you are not yet a Tucson Botanical Gardens volunteer, please contact volunteer@tucsonbotanical.org
or (520)326-9686 ext. *10 for next steps in becoming a volunteer.

If you are looking to complete court-ordered community service (parking or traffic violations only), please contact (520)326-9686 ext. *10

Opportunities

Horticulture/Grounds

Horticulture/Grounds

Help our gardens look their best! Join our Horticulture Team on Monday & Wednesday mornings to help them beautify the Gardens. No experience necessary, just a willingness to be reliable, dependable, and hard working.

 

Butterfly Exhibit

Butterfly Exhibit

Butterfly Magic is a seasonal exhibit that showcases tropical plants and animals located inside the Cox Butterfly & Orchid Pavilion.  The Tucson Botanical Gardens invites you to join our team of dedicated volunteers who operate and interpret this exhibit each day! As a volunteer, you’ll learn about the unique ecology of the tropical organisms on display and then share your enthusiasm and knowledge with guests who visit the exhibit.  Volunteer shifts take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily from October 1 and May 31.  We are seeking volunteers who can commit to a weekly shift.

Every new volunteer will participate in a short training, so no previous experience is necessary. Butterfly Magic volunteers protect the health of our plant and animal collection, educate our guests, and contribute to a wonderful community resource!

Docent Programs

Docent Programs

Are you interested in helping people connect with the natural world? Deepen your knowledge of local flora and fauna, environmental education, water-wise gardening, and the cultural connections between people and plants by becoming a Docent-in-training! As you are training, volunteer at one of the greeter stations, assisting guests in navigating the Gardens.

After you develop your knowledge of the Gardens with practical experience and Docent training, staff a discovery cart in one of the many gardens, lead tours, and assist with special events throughout the year. Help our guests make lasting memories at the Gardens.

School Groups

School Groups

Do you enjoy working with kids? We are looking for volunteers to assist with school group visits and/or outreach programs.

*To volunteer in this capacity, you will need to clear a basic background check.

Facilities

Facilities

Enjoy working with your hands? Help our staff with painting, building maintenance, and/or heavy lifting.